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A summer escape to Governors Island, New York

Governors Island is New York City’s best-kept secret. If you haven’t enjoyed lounging in a field of hammocks, sipping local craft beers, watching live bands and having one of the best views of the Statue of Liberty all at once, you’re doing New York wrong. For a budget-friendly summer’s...

The essential guide to the Temples of Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan 101 It’s a name you probably won’t get right no matter how many times you try. But it’s not just the name you’ll struggle with. Everything you think you know about Teotihuacan is wrong. The site isn’t Mayan. The ruins aren’t Inca. They aren’t even Aztec. They aren’t Pyramids;...

Xochimilco – an unmissable Mexican experience

Xochimilco, Mexico City’s floating market of colorful gondola-like boats has been on enough travel documentaries to risk being a tourist trap. Instead, it was a refreshing window into Mexican family life and culture. Xochimilco is actually so much more than the canals and islands you may...

Five Years in New York

This week marks our fifth year as permanent residents – aliens – legal aliens living in New York City. New York was never on the cards. It was a big, scary metropolis where all the joggers run into dead bodies in parks, and gangs roam the streets – or at least that’s...

The Dark Past of the Eastern State Penitentiary

The Eastern State Penitentiary takes you back over 50 years to Philly’s darker times. We’ve been to plenty of prison destinations on our travels. Auschwitz, Dachau, Sachsenhausen, Colditz, Kilmainham and the old Melbourne Gaol to name a few, but the Eastern State is one of the best...

The Reading Terminal Market – A Foodie Destination

Discover foodie treasures and fare from another time and place inside Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal Market. Original signage above LUHV Vegan Deli Situated in the heart of downtown Philadelphia, between the Jefferson Station and Chinatown, Reading Terminal is a local favorite for bites...